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06-29-2009, 06:13 AM
June 29, 1997 – Grammy Award winning country music star Kathy Mattea brought music from her album “Love Travels” to the Disney Institute Performance Center.
June 29, 1998 – The Disney/Touchstone Picture film “Armegeddon” had its World Premiere screening at the Kennedy Space Center. (General release was July 1, 1998)
June 29, 2000 – The “Tonight Show” did a taping at Disneyland for a skit that would air on the show July 12, 2000. The skit was Jay Leno stole an Autopia car on a dare, eventually driving it onto “The Tonight Show” set with Donald Duck in hot pursuit.
June 29, 2000 – The Fantasia/2000 Masterworks, along with 75 pieces of animation art from the film were auctioned off at Sotheby’s in New York.
June 29, 2000 – The newly renovated “Chevron Autopia” attraction opened at Disneyland.
June 29, 2001 - The Lizzie McGuire episode “Obsession” aired on the Disney Channel.
June 29, 2002 – Mickey’s Star Spangled Pin Event took place at WDW’s Contemporary Resort.
June 29, 2004 – Walt Disney Records released “America’s Heart & Soul” soundtrack (featuring artists such as John Hiatt, George Woodard and Joel McNeely).
June 29, 2006 – Michael Russel, a 12-year-old boy from Kentucky, collapsed after riding Rock’n’RollerCoaster Starring Aerosmith at Disney-MGM Studios in WDW. The boy was rushed to Celebration Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Preliminary autopsy reports showed that the young boy had heart defects.
June 29, 2007 – The Disney/Pixar film “Ratatouille” was released in theaters.

06-29-2009, 06:27 AM

Maleficent's Dad
06-29-2009, 07:11 AM
Thanks, Vince! :thumbsup:

06-30-2009, 09:25 AM
We were at Disney on our honeymoon on this day in 2006, and I remember finding out that the boy died. It was very sad, and our hearts went out to the family:(

06-30-2009, 09:29 AM
Thanks Vince! :thumbsup: :mickey:

06-30-2009, 04:03 PM
Thanks Vince!:mickey:

07-04-2009, 11:58 AM
Thanks Vince.

07-05-2009, 11:01 AM